Director of the Writing Center Professor Office: Library - Writing Center Phone: 815-836-5727 Email: [email protected] from Purdue University in Rhetoric and Composition, with secondary areas in digitality and minority rhetorics.
Jennifer Consilio, Professor and Writing Center Director, began her career at Lewis in 2005. She has taught courses including Writing for the Professions, Document Design, The Electronic Word, Advanced Technical Writing, Writing in the Disciplines: Law Enforcement, Theories of Composing, Rhetoric for Writers, Advanced Writing, and courses in the First-Year Writing sequence. Prior to teaching at Lewis University, she taught in a variety of institutions of higher education, including UC Berkley and Stanford University.
Students develop a specialty and sub-specialty in fiction and nonfiction (or vice versa) and work in any prose tradition, including the novel and long-form nonfiction.
While all our students are distinguished by the quality of their writing and their dedication to craft, some of them arrive on campus knowing exactly what they plan to work on, while others take advantage of the room to explore.
Her current work includes developing journal-writing workshops for a variety of audiences and investigating the uses and processes of private writing.
Assistant Professor Office: DL-215-N Phone: 815-836-5601 Email: [email protected] Letcher, Assistant Professor of English Education and Director of the English Language Arts Teaching Program, joined the Lewis faculty in 2015.
Serafima Gettys, Associate Professor, the Director of the Foreign Language Program, joined Lewis University in June 2004. She is currently working on the 2nd edition of and serves as a member of the Graduate Council.
Assistant Professor Office: MC-006 Phone: 815-836-5319 Email: [email protected] Feng Hu, Assistant Professor, earned her Master's in Teaching English as an International Language from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis on Communicative Language Teaching and Second Language Acquisition.
Sheila Kennedy, Professor, received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, in the Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric program, with specializations in the teaching of Writing, the history of Rhetoric, and Socio-linguistics.
A proud graduate of Lewis University, she joined the English faculty in 1992 and teaches a variety of writing courses, including First-Year Writing, Advanced Writing, Creative Nonfiction, and the writing methods courses for English-Language Arts Secondary Education majors.